Business Affairs

Shaina Taub (Nominee)

I have been the grateful beneficiary of support and encouragement from many Guild artists on my path so far. I’m thrilled to be nominated now and want to do everything in my power to show up for the Guild in the way it’s shown up for me time and again. On this council, I would love to represent the voices of early-career artists, so we can carry the torch forward and learn from all the great work being done currently by the DG. I’m passionate about creating more sustainable practices for inclusive, accessible theatre that serves the whole community and I’ve learned a great deal about putting those values in action in my three years with the Public Theater’s Public Works program. I work in both the theatre industry and music business spaces and think I can bring valuable insight to the table about successful cross-pollination between the two for songwriters. If elected, I hope to focus on diversity and inclusion, gender parity, better health insurance, and copyright advocacy. It would be an honor and privilege to serve next to so many artists I look up to on this committee and to contribute to this community I love so much.

BIO: Shaina Taub is a Vermont-raised, Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer. She has the won the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, and the ASCAP Lucille and Jack Yellen Award. Taub has starred in her musical adaptations of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It at the Public Theater’s Delacorte in Central Park, commissioned and produced for their Public Works initiative. Both musicals are receiving current and upcoming productions regionally and around the world, most recently at London’s Young Vic. She’s currently writing a musical about Alice Paul and the American women’s suffrage movement and she’s writing lyrics for the upcoming Broadway musical of The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John. Taub’s work was featured in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook concert series and she recently made her Carnegie Hall debut performing her music with the New York Pops. She wrote the score

for and co-starred in Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s Old Hats, directed by Tina Landau at the Signature Theatre and A.C.T. Her songs have been performed by Audra McDonald and Sutton Foster, and she wrote the theme song for Julie Andrews’ Netflix series “Julie’s Greenroom” as well as many songs for “Sesame Street.” She co-wrote the opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards. She has an ongoing concert residency at Joe’s Pub and her two albums, Visitors and Die Happy are available at www.shainataub.com.

COMMITTEES: Devised Theatre, Nominating

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